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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by lordZOUGA(m): 6:49pm On Feb 12, 2013
obioraval: JAVA in the House.. though i am coming from an Embedded Systems Background. i am comfortable with embedded C but Java looks like the Way Forward... CODE CODE CODE... any owerri based member should buzz me
am in owerri though..
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by ciphoenix(m): 7:03pm On Feb 12, 2013
spikes C:

like you know what walking is grin

no dey disgrace yourself abeg wink

just standing on certain assumptions. perhaps i shouldn't have smiley
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by spikesC(m): 7:14pm On Feb 12, 2013
ciphoenix:

just standing on certain assumptions. perhaps i shouldn't have smiley

lol...windows forms (mainly VB.NET) is the few first languages u can advice beginners to start with
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by ciphoenix(m): 7:23pm On Feb 12, 2013
I didn't start that way. My first experience was with Console applications [C++, then assembly(fasm)] wink. Guess it's a different path with .NET
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by xterra2(m): 12:22am On Feb 13, 2013
netesy: just download and use the visual studio
then choose forms projects its just drag and drop

Haha were you sleeping when you wrote that ?
If the lazy person doesn't learn C# and he used the Visual Studio Drag and Drop at the end he would have a win forms application that would contain textboxes, images, buttons that's all - there would be NO functionality
for the functionality you MUST learn C# or Vb.net (which isn't advisable to learn btw)
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by netesy(m): 2:40am On Feb 13, 2013
xterra2:

Haha were you sleeping when you wrote that ?
If the lazy person doesn't learn C# and he used the Visual Studio Drag and Drop at the end he would have a win forms application that would contain textboxes, images, buttons that's all - there would be NO functionality
for the functionality you MUST learn C# or Vb.net (which isn't advisable to learn btw)
No i was wide awake when he makes a form with no functionality he will be tempted to learned the language simple.
Ps.
.Net also include C++
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Nobody: 7:55am On Feb 13, 2013
Soyedele1: is there a website where i can get those ebooks on python?
Thank you
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by solomon201(m): 9:32am On Feb 13, 2013
Javanian:

Interesting, Am also in this category, everything i know today i learnt on my own and from people on nairaland and other forums. The only programmers i know are the ones on nairaland and few other online forums. Sometimes i really wish i can meet and work with some people here.



like i said earlier learning with ebooks are certainly better but sometimes they can get really boring. I remember when i started learning data structures and algorithms with an ebook, when i was done with insertion, bubble and selection sort, stack, queues and PQ it got really boring. I then found DS and ALGO lectures on youtube. I took the lectures for a month and somedays. I then went back to the books and it made more sense to me. Although individuals might differ, but the video tutorials really help...

True reading books (ebooks in PDF) can get really boring but taking a break, doing some practice and den coming back helps a lot though it slows learning time. I used to have this challenge until I found pluralsight. I was finding it difficult wrapping my head around concept of Reflection and Attributes in .NET but after using a video training material I was home with it. Haven't used ebooks in a while now just videos and documentation. Again ppl n ability differ but I believe what u see n hear makes learning easier n more fun
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Nobody: 7:15pm On Feb 13, 2013
@Op, big thank you. i've started studying Java and PHP on my own and also making reference to this topic.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Nobody: 11:37pm On Feb 13, 2013
udifrancis: @Op, big thank you. i've started studying Java and PHP on my own and also making reference to this topic.
can you pls send me some ebooks bro??
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Javanian: 12:10am On Feb 14, 2013
Soyedele1: can you pls send me some ebooks bro??


didn't you see all the ebooks in the first page?? angryangryangry
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Chiefupper: 12:00pm On Feb 14, 2013
Instead of downloading IED and compile for my c++ tutorial,can I get their rewritable discs.If yes wot wil I call them to d seller?
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by netesy(m): 1:42pm On Feb 14, 2013
udifrancis: @Op, big thank you. i've started studying Java and PHP on my own and also making reference to this topic.
learn 1 langauge at a time for better and faster comprehension
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by xterra2(m): 6:20pm On Feb 14, 2013
netesy:
No i was wide awake when he makes a form with no functionality he will be tempted to learned the language simple.
Ps.
.Net also include C++
oh okay
i know visual c++ is part of .net - i dont like the language at all so i dont advice people to learn it
i dislike the syntax, what a gibberish language it is
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Akeks(m): 6:59am On Feb 15, 2013
Ok.... Having read the 1st 3 pageS and d final page of this trend, i'm so turned on! High libido!! And RAUNCHY!!!

My intrest seams to rest in the bosom of C++ but i'd like 2 b sure. I want 2 be able to build a platform dat is similar to that usesd by banks 4 their acc management and possibly do more thngs of my own specifications. I also want to learn how the atm machines works and hw they are connected to this account platform and stuffs related to this sort of technology (NETWORKING to be succinct).

Xo do u thnk C++ is the perfect start 4 me?

However, the only thing i can skillfully do wit d systm is surf d net. Hence can i decern or understand C++ as a beginer?

In ur candid opinion, where should i start 4rm?

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by monkvirus(m): 8:30am On Feb 15, 2013
Well I wanted to learn c++ for embedded programing and robotics nd was advised to learn visual basic first so as to get used and familiar with the syntax and the rest, wen don wit dat learning c++ nd see would be much more easier since av met nd been familiar wit som syntax. Well these were the advise I got from a programer frnd. I don't know how viable it is. Need more advice from the house.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by netesy(m): 12:16pm On Feb 15, 2013
C++ is the perfect language to me
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by WhiZTiM(m): 2:58pm On Feb 15, 2013
@monkvirus...
You can learn C++ without prior programming knowledge... Just try and also learn about computer systems architecture, it will speed up ur learning.

C++ is so powerfull that you can write dare devil programs... Also, a programming bug can frustrate and fry you up.
...dnt worry, perfection can come later...
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by xterra2(m): 6:40pm On Feb 15, 2013
monkvirus: Well I wanted to learn c++ for embedded programing and robotics nd was advised to learn visual basic first so as to get used and familiar with the syntax and the rest, wen don wit dat learning c++ nd see would be much more easier since av met nd been familiar wit som syntax. Well these were the advise I got from a programer frnd. I don't know how viable it is. Need more advice from the house.

the vb i know is nothing like c++
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by netesy(m): 9:44am On Feb 16, 2013
xterra2:

the vb i know is nothing like c++
its eaiser to learn
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by felxfame(m): 1:46am On Feb 21, 2013
p.josh:
Am new to programming and planning on learning vb.net. Is it okay for a beginner to start with vb.net.
Please don't ignore
It. Depends on your level of understanding.
With my experience, I will advise you to start with HTML after which you move to CSS followed by Javascript before going into VB.net, you might not be familiar with some of the terms which will be used.
I downloaded lots of ebooks on virtually all programming languages but started with HTML5 to enable me become a vast professional.

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by felxfame(m): 1:49am On Feb 21, 2013
xterra2:

the vb i know is nothing like c++
I will say that your friend is an old C++ developer, because the newest version of C++ is simpler and easy to understand.
But it depends on what you told him.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by felxfame(m): 1:53am On Feb 21, 2013
WhiZTiM: @monkvirus...
You can learn C++ without prior programming knowledge... Just try and also learn about computer systems architecture, it will speed up ur learning.

C++ is so powerfull that you can write dare devil programs... Also, a programming bug can frustrate and fry you up.
...dnt worry, perfection can come later...
I agree with you. Because the newest version of C++ is very easy to learn.
A friend of mine is now a profession C++ developer, learnt C++ when he knew nothing about a computer system.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by felxfame(m): 2:07am On Feb 21, 2013
I will advice those going into programming to start with HTML followed by CSS and any other scripting language most especially Javascript because it will open your eyes on what programming is all about.
Believe me you are going to enjoy it.
And please do not learn with outdated ebook.
Use the most recent ones.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by WhiZTiM(m): 3:20am On Feb 21, 2013
felxfame: I will advice those going into programming to start with HTML followed by CSS and any other scripting language most especially Javascript because it will open your eyes on what programming is all about.
Believe me you are going to enjoy it.
And please do not learn with outdated ebook.
Use the most recent ones.
HTML? a programming language?? Nahh... ...its a markup language just for simple text presentation by supported graphics Engines...

Though, I do not have any objection to anyone that wants to start html5... Cause a dedicated 2weeks is enough for an average person... Cause its like learning indices in Mathematics field
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by freshdude: 3:01pm On Feb 21, 2013
Am a novice when it comes to programming, I basically use ma pc just for surfing the net and typing projects. I want to learn a programming lang that can help me develop programes for econometric softwares, that will make econometrics analyis/accounting easier. Please which programming lang do I start with.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Vic2much: 9:22pm On Feb 21, 2013
[b]Ekaete Married Akpors (a Programmer)




Akpors: (Returning late from work) "Good Evening Dear, I'm now logged in."
Ekaete: Have you brought the grocery?
Akpors: Bad command or filename.
Ekaete: But I told you in the morning!
Akpors: Erroneous syntax. Abort?
Ekaete: What about my new TV?
Akpors: Variable not found...
Ekaete: At least, give me your Credit Card, I want to do some shopping.
Akpors: Sharing Violation. Access denied...
Ekaete: Do you love me or do you only love computers or are you just being funny?
Akpors: Too many parameters, syntax error...
Ekaete: It was a great mistake that I married an idiot like you.
Akpors: Data type mismatch.
Ekaete: You are useless.
Akpors: It's by Default.
Ekaete: What about your Salary?
Akpors: File in use ... Try later.
Ekaete: What is my value in the family.
Akpors: Unknown Virus
MORAL: Beware before getting married to a Programmer.
Dem dey craze sometimes!!!
No be my mouth una hear am ooo..

All work without play make Jack a Dull boy or even run mad.......

Expecially Programme


Javaian u try oooo
but all dis programs (programme languages) like Java,C++,C# e.t.c cannot work unless it is interpreted to machine language.....
Javaian tell them what is meant by machine language ....
U can also tell dem hw to play with binary and hex system

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Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by xterra2(m): 10:41pm On Feb 21, 2013
felxfame:
I will say that your friend is an old C++ developer, because the newest version of C++ is simpler and easy to understand.
But it depends on what you told him.

i dont know about the newest version of c++ but am guessing its not like vb
i know vb doesnt use braces, to start and end a class,method e.t.c you dont use braces to instantiate you dont have dim blah blah

c++ is similar to c,java,c#,javascript except vb
hope you get what i mean , syntax-tically
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by Rizstar: 11:31pm On Feb 21, 2013
Helo Javania
please i need a good place to learn programming since i studied computer science in school. please could you refer me to a better place where i could start. thnx
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by dulaman: 7:34am On Feb 24, 2013
Javanian said anybody with question should ask here. Now people have asked loads of questions no answers.yet you say you will delete any thread opened about it.
Re: I Want To Learn Programming. Which Language Should I Start With? by ciphoenix(m): 11:02am On Feb 24, 2013
dulaman: Javanian said anybody with question should ask here. Now people have asked loads of questions no answers.yet you say you will delete any thread opened about it.
where?

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